The official XT225 thread!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by wickerman777, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. oughtsix

    oughtsix Reverse Engineer

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    It does not. I'll try to order one. Does the carb-mounted choke knob sold by procycle come with a new plunger? Also, is there a seal or o-ring in there? I don't recall removing one, but could be forgetting. I've r/r'd this carb about 100 times in this process. :twitch
  2. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD!

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    The seal is part of the plunger.
  3. jamboa

    jamboa jamboa

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    After looking all over the country for a Crf230L or a XT225 Serow I finally found a XT225 only 31 miles from my house in Louisiana
    I guess I best put some fork protectors

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  4. Aguaski

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    Sweet looking XT! I like the front and rear fender mod. Yes, protect those forks.
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  5. washout800

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    Looking for opinions.
    I own a DR 650 and a CRF 250L but I can't stop thinking I want/need a XT 225.
    My questions, should I look for a carbed or fuel injected model?
    Is the XT so similar to the CRF that I will just think, why did I buy this?
    I won't do anything until the new year and maybe this want/need will wear off by then, but if you have the time, chime in. Thanks
  6. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    None of the XT225s were fuel injected. Maybe the XT250s are.
    I've never ridden a CRF 250L, so ... :dunno
  7. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Super Ordinary

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    Yes and no :lol3

    It's underpowered, like the CRF. It's air-cooled, like the DR. But it's so much lighter and smaller than either of those bikes, you can't help but have fun when you ride it, particularly off-road. As Tom S says, they were only carbed; maybe you're getting it mixed up with the XT250? I'd say yeah, the XT250 is close enough to the CRF that you'd probably not be happy owning both the XT250 and the CRF250L.

    The thing is, you'll never really know until you try. They're only available used, so if you don't like it you can most likely sell it again with nothing lost.
  8. oughtsix

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    Is it cheap? Mine will probably hang around as a spare/beater/loaner/trainer etc.
  9. washout800

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    Thank you. All good points.
    I guess I was confusing the 250 fuel injected with the 225. I'm not really thinking about the XT 250 at all. For whatever reason the 225 just keeps popping up as something I need. I'll be watching this thread and reading all the previous pages to get a good feel as to the pleasures and pains of the 225. You all have a new stalker.:lurk
  10. jamboa

    jamboa jamboa

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    Thanks
  11. jamboa

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    When yall change the oil filter in your XT225 do you put it in dry or add oil with the bike laying on it’s side? I just bought mine and it did not come with an owners manual but I can’t imagine Yamaha will have instructions in the owners manual to lay the bike on it’s side to add oil to the oil filter???
  12. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    I doubt that that's necessary. I always fill the new oil filters for my cars though.
    Oil change instructions from an owners manual: Click to enlarge.

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  13. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    Here's another thing to do after changing the oil. Didn't see it in the owners manual must be in the service manual.

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  14. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    Use the right oil filter. If you a paper element one from the dealer make sure it's the right one. Years ago some of the boxes were mislabeled.

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  15. jamboa

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    My motorcycle repair shop who works on all Japanese brands for 40 years sold me a reusable screen oil filter. The filter I changed out in the XT225 I just bought had a paper filter. I will have to look where that oil pressure bolt is. I can’t tell from that picture
  16. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    Really? It's on the back of the head, right side, just above & aft of the spark plug.
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  17. jamboa

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    Ok. I am sure I will see in when I look at the bike. i changed the oil and what I drained was less than a quart
  18. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    I have a stock exhaust I would sell but the shipping may kill it. You can check. My zip is 91711.
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  19. Speedo66

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    I don't see any paper in my oil filters, they just seem to be brass mesh. Is there paper inside the mesh?
  20. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    No.